Nebraska Press Association inducts Lyle Denniston into Hall of Fame

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Nebraska Press Association, in tandem with the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln inducted University of Nebraska–Lincoln CoJMC alumnus Lyle Denniston in to its Hall of Fame this past Friday, Oct. 23.

The 1955 graduate was inducted alongside agricultural journalism program founder Dr. Richard “Dick” Fleming and Aurora News-Register Publisher Emeritus Ronald L. “Butch” Furse.

“Lyle Denniston is recognized as the doyen of Supreme Court reporters,” said Maria Marron, dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. “He is ‘the Dean Emeritus of the Supreme Court press corps,’ according to his Wikipedia entry, and the only person to be honored by a plaque in the Supreme Court press room. He also is a well-respected author, commentator and professor. We are extremely proud to have him as an alumnus.”

Lyle Denniston has been reporting on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1958. His breadth and depth of knowledge about the court is unparalleled in American journalism. Although he has spent most of his career writing for newspapers, he covers the court for Born in Nebraska City, Neb., Denniston also reports for Boston radio station WBUR, for “Justice Talking,” a National Public Radio program.

The Journalism Hall of Fame Banquet honoring the 2015 inductees was held Oct. 23, 2015, at the Nebraska Club in Lincoln.

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Nebraska Press Association inducts Lyle Denniston into Hall of Fame